Knowing what’s going on in your network is the best way to keep it all running smoothly. Being able to spot problems before they happen will make you a legend in the IT room and in the board room!
Using comprehensive system monitoring tools to filter, sort and display the millions of system events is an excellent way to stay on top of a busy network. These tools allow you to quickly assess the state of your network and spot problems or security breaches before or as they happen. By seeing and acting on warning signs, you can prevent them from becoming critical issues.
Being a system administrator is a great job if you love juggling conflicting priorities, managing infinite to-do lists, annoying users and facing ever-changing technologies. In a busy environment, there are corners you can cut and those you really shouldn’t. There are many efficiencies you can achieve without causing trouble; this is a list of things that are definitely not in that category.
Imagine having fully patched, fully protected computers without the days of planning, hours of downtime and the onerous job of applying them by hand. Imagine a place where you could automate the download and installation of patches across an entire network. That could all be a reality, as there is software available that can do all that and more. You’d still need to test and evaluate those patches, but you’d no longer need to worry about broadcasting and installing everything.
Here we discuss how to squeeze a little more performance from an Exchange Server and how to manage storage efficiently. With a couple of small tweaks and a free download, it’s possible to improve the throughput of Exchange. Managing storage effectively also improves the way Exchange works, and the reliability of the service. We outline effective strategies to manage both.